DT reader Buck calls it possibly the "most obvious headline" ever: "Depression Hampers Parenting." A new study shows that parents--the study is only of mothers, wtf--who show symptoms of postpartum depression are slightly less likely to do child-interactive-type activities with their kids. For example, 22.4% of mothers with PPD read books with their kids each day, compared to 28.4% of non-depressed moms.
While I can understand that it's important to get a sense of the impact of PPD on parenting and all, when is someone gonna start figuring out why 72% of parents aren't reading books with their kids?? What? Is up? With that?
Depression Hampers Parenting [mydna.com via dt reader Buck]
Previously: PPD: it's not just for mothers anymore